The week’s best value draft for the 2021 LEC Spring Split

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Week 7 of the 2021 LEC Spring Split is coming up and that means it’s time to set a team that has the potential to go all the way and win. But building a team isn’t as simple as picking the biggest name in each role, as players come with a salary cost and must therefore be carefully matched together. We’ve done the sorting for you, and this guide can help you to make your best selections in this weekend’s LEC action.

Look for players in the G2 Esports vs. Rogue match

The most important match of this LEC week will be between G2 Esports and Rogue. Both teams are topping the standings and are expected to have a bloodbath against each other on Summoner’s Rift. A lot of action means a lot of points in a competition, so having an eye on these players will be important. 

Looking at performance in the LEC split so far, Rogue’s bot laner Steven “Hans Sama” Liv will be able to bring value to any team. The French bot laner is currently sitting at 81 kills total this split, which is tied for the highest total in the league with G2’s Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. The two bot laners both have the potential to score a lot of points, but Hans Sama brings more value with him. 

Getting Hans Sama will cost $10,200 out of a budget of $50,000. This is a fair price for a true carry, and much cheaper than Rekkles, who will take up $11,700 of your budget.

Looking at the G2 players beyond Rekkles, jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski might be the right player to choose. He has a cost of $7,200 and has shown that he is able to carry and score big. In G2’s last match, Jankos fielded a whopping 12/0/6 scoreline and will be looking to carry that momentum against Rogue. 

Look at Excel’s Patrik and Schalke 04’s Broken Blade for value

Spending a lot of your budget on top players will leave fewer options available for the rest of your lineup. Finding value in players can be hard, but there are definitely a few good choices for this week’s games. 

The first to look at will be Excel’s bot laner Patrik “Patrik” Jírů, who will be looking to carry his team back on track. Excel has lost its last five games, but will this week be facing an easy opponent in Vitality, and will then meet a Fnatic team that likes to keep its games full of action. 

As a bot laner, Patrik is very affordable and will only cost $5,800, leaving a lot of room to buy a more expensive mid laner. Despite his cheap price, Patrik is known to be a reliable carry and can take over games if given the lead. If Excel manages to bounce back from the recent losses, Patrik will be the first in line to harvest his team’s kills. 

Another potential value pick will be Schalke 04’s Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik. Just like Excel, Schalke is on a downward trajectory which means that all of the team’s players are available at a discount. Schalke will be facing off against MAD Lions and Astralis this week, two opponents that they could beat if they find the right formula. 

Broken Blade is known for being a carry top laner, which gives the potential for a lot of points in a role that usually doesn’t often provide that much. Broken Blade can be acquired for only $5,200 and is without a doubt a pick with high potential if he gets rolling.

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